Weekly Report - 01 September 2022 (WR-22-35)

Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro, enjoying a political honeymoon period, is pressing ahead with his plans for peace negotiations.... Read More
The Andean Community (CAN) held its 22nd presidential summit in Lima on 29 August, during which the bloc’s new left-wing tilt was reflected in calls for deeper Latin American integration and a markedly different discourse on counter-narcotics policy.... Read More
Three weeks on from the 9 August raid on Peru’s presidential palace that led to the arrest of President Pedro Castillo’s sister-in-law, relations between the government and the police leadership continue to sour.... Read More
VENEZUELA | Maduro reaches out to investors.... Read More
As this issue went to press Chile was preparing for its ‘exit referendum’, an obligatory vote, due on 4 September, on whether to approve or to reject the new constitutional draft written by an elected constitutional convention.... Read More
This shifted the political focus to the aristocratic and conservative Barrio Norte, and specifically to the intersection of Juncal and Uruguay streets, where the vice-president has her city pied-à-terre, a fifth-floor corner flat with large windows.... Read More
Neither of the two frontrunners in this year’s presidential race did particularly well in the first debate held by television network TV Globo on 28 August.... Read More
In a continent-sized country, foreign affairs do not often figure prominently in the daily news.... Read More
Residents across several municipalities in Mexico’s Zacatecas state were warned not to travel over the weekend, while schools and universities in some parts of the state opted to postpone the return to classes on 29 August, following violent incidents that saw vehicles set alight on the state’s main thoroughfares.... Read More
Protests and events took place across at least 25 of Mexico’s 32 states on 30 August to mark the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances.... Read More
This week Guatemala’s minister of foreign relations (Minex), Mario Búcaro, began a three-day visit to Taiwan where he pledged to boost ties.... Read More
SURINAME | Oil strike.... Read More
Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has faced two massive protests in the capital, Port-au-Prince and across the country in recent days, calling for his resignation.... Read More
“Upon his arrival in Venezuela, the ambassador sent by President [Gustavo] Petro made no mention of the 7m migrants and refugees, the majority of whom are in Colombia, the complex humanitarian emergency, displacement of indigenous communities by terrorist groups, free elections.”... Read More

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